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MsMiaWallace Sat 23-May-20 13:59:58

A close friend of mine died last week. The funeral is planned for the 1st of June.
The family have invited me. Problem is I'll be 36 weeks pregnant & obviously taking into account coronavirus situation I know I shouldnt really be going.
It breaks my heart not being able to go. I feel like I'm letting them all down.

Please tell me it's the right thing me not going or would you if you were me?

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MsChatterbox Sat 23-May-20 14:01:17

Could you arrange a private viewing either before or after ceremony?

Whiffle77 Sat 23-May-20 14:51:09

Sorry for your loss. Can you not go and maintain social distancing?

BeMorePacific Sat 23-May-20 16:11:14

So sorry for your loss. I think you could go. Take hand sanitiser, wear a mask. Remain at least 2m away from people. Leave straight after the funeral. Change your clothes and shower once you get home.

It is a terrible time to grieve, I’m so sorry you’re going through this x x

BeMorePacific Sat 23-May-20 16:11:55

Although you aren’t letting anyone down if you decide not to go. You could help organise a wake once lockdown is lifted? x

missclimpson Sat 23-May-20 16:16:30

We have just watched the funeral of a much loved family member on the crematorium's webcast. The family knew that we were there with them in every way except our physical presence. Could you ask if that is possible?

SunbathingDragon Sat 23-May-20 16:17:41

I’m so sorry your friend has died.

I was able to watch a funeral of a family member by video link a couple of weeks ago. Is it possible you could do the same thing? It’s not the same as being there but under the circumstances it’s a good second option and at some point in the future you can do something else as well.

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